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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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One more Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital patient has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19, the Hospital Authority said today.

Its Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management) Dr Sara Ho explained at a press briefing this afternoon that the male patient was admitted to the hospital early this month.

“We have an 83-year old gentleman who preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 in a medical ward at the Buddhist Hospital. For this ward, we also had a confirmed COVID-19 patient and a confirmed nurse.

“For this particular patient, he did not stay in the same cubicle as the previously confirmed patient. This patient was therefore classified as other contact. He needed to undergo medical surveillance. That is why this patient was not arranged to be sent to a quarantine camp.”

While the source of infection is still under investigation, the hospital will conduct contact tracing, she added.

“As this case is just preliminarily diagnosed, I need further contact information to investigate the possible source of infection.”

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News